Staying Fit

Choosing the Right Personal Trainer to Maximize Workouts

Setting foot in a gym can be as uncomfortable as your first day of high school if you’re unsure what to do. Or maybe you know where to start but struggle with follow through. Hiring a personal trainer not only ensures you’ll quickly learn your way around the gym (and …

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Staying Fit

6 Tips for Cold-Weather Workouts

Cold weather can derail even the most committed exercisers. In addition to the Herculean effort it requires to crawl out of a warm, toasty bed, inclement weather such as rain, sleet and snow presents particular safety challenges (black ice, hypothermia and frostbite, to name a few). But even as potential …

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Staying Fit

Maximize Your Treadmill Time

We’re designed to run, but on dark, dreary days, you may prefer to stay in shorts and a T-shirt and do so where it’s warm: indoors! Treadmills offer a convenient, challenging and calorie-burning workout, all in a self-created environment complete with favorite tunes, an engrossing novel, even a favorite TV …

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Fitness on a Budget

Low-Cost Tips to Get Fit

Think getting fit requires a pricey gym membership, personal trainer or expensive athletic equipment? You think like most Americans. Many people avoid exercise because they think it costs too much money. The reality: you can build a better body even when you’re on a budget. From workouts using your own …

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Active Lifestyles

Workout Woes: Is Your Fitness Tracker Making You Fat?

Technology is a beautiful thing – except when it lulls us into a false sense of security. And one area where all that high tech hoopla may be doing us a disservice is the fitness tracker craze. Those wearable devices that track everything from your steps to your heart rate …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

Why Lifting Weights Is As Important As Cardio

When it comes to weight loss and getting in shape, there’s no shortage of conflicting opinions. But here’s one thing that everyone should agree on: lifting weights and strength training have to go along with any cardio activity. This one-two punch is necessary for a properly balanced fitness approach. But …

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Maximizing Your Workout

Fitness Trend Breakdown: HIIT vs. CrossFit vs. Piloxing

Whether your exercise motivation is bathing suit season, burning more calories or building a stronger, higher performing you, we all know how important it is to hit the gym. But is the best workout the one that promises quick results, the one that increases stamina or the one that doesn’t …

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The Benefits of Exercise

The Science of Fitness: Does Exercise Change Your DNA?

There’s little doubt that focusing on fitness will make a big impact on your heart health, waistline, diabetes risk, stroke risk, cancer risk … the list could go on and on. The exact reason as to why exercise is so good for us has long confused even the experts. But …

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Active Lifestyles

Fitness Over 50: Active Tips As You Age

Lots of things tend to get better with age: career advancement, deep friendships and life wisdom. Unfortunately, health and fitness aren’t on that list. It hardly seems fair, but it’s true. While aging as a process is generally defined as an accumulation of biological events that, over time, cause the …

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Maximizing Your Fitness

Stretching Done Right: Easy Tips To Stay Limber

More than just a workout suggestion, stretching and staying limber is a vital part of getting the most out of your activity and avoiding injury. You wouldn’t take your car on a long drive without making sure it’s in tip-top shape first, right? So before you work up a sweat, …

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